Eleven drink and drug-drivers arrested in Harborough during the Christmas period

They were among 111 drink-drivers and 38 drug-drivers detained by officers in Leicestershire and Rutland between December 1 and January 1

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 9:16 am
A total of 11 drink and drug-drivers were arrested by police in Harborough during the force’s December crackdown on the roads.

A total of 11 drink and drug-drivers were arrested by police in Harborough during the force’s December crackdown on the roads.

Seven motorists were stopped for drink-driving and four for drug-driving across Harborough district.

They were among 111 drink-drivers and 38 drug-drivers detained by officers in Leicestershire and Rutland between December 1 and January 1.

One driver in the county “blew” 130 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath during a roadside breath test, it’s emerged.

That’s almost four times the legal limit of 35.

And 33 drivers were arrested after they ploughed into stationary vehicles, roadside furniture, trees and ditches.

Most of the drivers stopped were male.

But some 18 female drivers were also arrested.

Just under a quarter of people found to be unfit at the wheel were aged 24 or under.

“If you see someone who appears to be a drink or drug-driver enter a vehicle to drive away, make a note of the registration plate and the direction of travel and call your local police on 101 or make a make a free and anonymous call to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” said Leicestershire Police.